Graduate Mechanical Engineer

We are looking for an outstanding engineer to join our Mechanical Engineering team
and help bring exciting new technologies to market.

Overview of the role

Our hardware team sits at the core of making autonomous fruit picking commercially
possible – delivering the platform that bring our state-of-the-art machine learning into
the field reliably and at a cost. We constantly balance performance with cost, making
the appropriate trade-offs and de-risking key functionality early to hit our overall

The role promises a diverse and dynamic workload typical of a start-up environment,
encompassing everything from the initial development of concepts and hardware
prototyping to the design-for-manufacture of comprehensive whole-machine

A unique aspect of these positions is the opportunity to witness your
innovative ideas being brought to life on a grand scale. Although we’ve detailed a few desirable characteristics and qualifications as a guide below, we encourage you not to let this deter you from applying. Our primary interest lies in your attitude and your method of approaching problem-solving. We are a supportive team and will work hard to provide both exciting challenges and development/training opportunities where they’re needed. We welcome candidates from a range of backgrounds, education (apprenticeship and degree), and experience levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build and test prototypes with lead engineers
  • Support our design Engineers with analysis
  • Take on responsibility for projects delivering new functionality into our robot fleet from concept to scale
  • Work with suppliers and manufacturing team to define SOPs, build documentation and appropriate quality control processes

Desirable characteristics:

  • 0-5 years’ experience – we welcome applications from new graduates with relevant work or personal project experience.
  • Strong pragmatic, first-principals approach to analytical problem solving.
  • Completer-finisher approach – willingness to take responsibility for overall delivery as well as technical input, pulling in support for areas outside own area of expertise.
  • Proficiency in the use of software to support analysis and design – MS Excel, MATLAB/Octave, etc. CAD software experience an advantage (will be using Autodesk Inventor).
  • Ability to get stuck in with the team but also solve problems independently.
  • Strong communication skills – ability to review ideas and decisions with the team, working with a wide range of stakeholders of varying technical experience.
  • Ability to flex across various types of work – assembling and evaluating prototypes, designing mechanical assemblies, developing assembly SOPs, defining cable routings & drawings.
  • Ability to prove out ideas pragmatically and practically in appropriate stages of the design process.
  • GD&T, tolerance analysis & structural FEA would be beneficial.

Reference ID: DTMechEngineer
If you would like to apply for this role, please send your C.V. and cover letter

Company No. 9079342 •
VAT No. 231708135 •
Millside, The Moor, Melbourn, SG8 6ED